It’s Not Summer Without Summerfest


Can you believe that we’re less than one week away from Summerfest‘s opening day? June 28th kicks off the 50th anniversary of one of the biggest musical festivals in the country, and Milwaukee can’t wait!

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If you’ve never been to Summerfest before, you have to go this year. It’s over a week long music festival filled with famous musicians, some of the best food you will ever eat, and great views of the city.

You can purchase a ticket for the entire day at any of the gates, but we’ll tell you how to get in for FREE on opening day sponsored by Johnson Controls and Fox 6. On June 28th, between noon and 3 p.m. at the Mid Gate, anyone who brings in 3 non-perishable food items will receive one FREE ticket to Summerfest. Click here for the link! This includes entrance to the festival grounds and access to all smaller stages.

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This year, the opening headliner at the American Family Insurance Amphitheater is the Red Hot Chili Peppers along with Deerhoof and Jack Irons. Other headliners on opening night include Frankie Ballard, Flume, Misterwives, and Spin Doctors.

Summerfest’s 50th Anniversary only happens once, so make sure to head down to the Henry W. Maier Festival Park to join in on the fun!

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Have a Heart for the Arts


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Will you be in Milwaukee this weekend, from June 16th – 18th? Are you looking for something to do? Head down to the Milwaukee Art Museum for the 55th Annual Lakefront Festival of Art!

According to the Lakefront Festival of Art website, “110 artists will donate a piece of their original artwork to the Silent Auction, to raise over $15,000 for the museum”. You can help raise money for the Milwaukee Art Museum too, all you have to do is purchase a ticket for the event! If you’re a veteran, child 12 & under, active military, or a Wisconsin K-12 teacher, you get in for FREE!

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This weekend, you will find a showcase of artwork ranging from ceramics, to metalwork, to painting, and more. The Lakefront Festival of Art has been named one of the top 20 art festivals in the United States, which is why you shouldn’t miss it. By attending the event, not only will you be supporting artists from 33 states and 2 countries, but you will help to raise money for the Milwaukee Art Museum.

It took over 600 volunteers and 7 days of setup to make this event possible, so don’t miss your chance to support one of Milwaukee’s most beloved attractions and see some wonderful, original art while you’re at it!

2015 Wisconsin State Fair


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The Wisconsin State Fair will take place August 6-16.

Hours:
8 am – 11 pm Sunday – Thursday
8 am – 12 am Friday & Saturday
8 am – 10 pm Final Sunday

Admission:
Adults (12 & over) $12
Seniors (60 & over) $7
Military/Veterans with ID $7
Youth (ages 6-11) $6
Children (5 & under) FREE

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Annual Thriller at Miller


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The ninth annual Thriller at Miller will be held this Saturday, August 1, 2015 at Helfaer Field (adjacent to Miller Park).

Dental students from Marquette University school of Dentistry, medical students from the Medical College of Wisconsin, our VMP All-Stars and Super Seniors will face off in a friendly softball tournament. Proceeds from this event will benefit our VMP Foundation Senior Solutions Fund which supports our educational partnership programs and active senior initiatives for older adults.

Schedule of Events:

11:30 pm Medical College vs. Marquette Dental Students Softball

12:45 pm VMP All-Stars vs. Super Seniors Softball Showdown

2:00 pm Medical & Dental Students vs. Super Seniors Softball Showdown

3:15 pm THRILLER AT MILLER IX: MUSoD vs. MCW for the Caduceus Cup

4:30 pm VMP Bucks Grand Dancers

5:00 pm Mascot games and other contests

5:30 pm Trophy presentation at home plate at Miller Park

6:10 pm Milwaukee Brewers vs. Chicago Cubs at Miller Park

Meet & Greet with John McGivern


Please join us for a fun-filled evening when Emmy Award Winning Actor JOHN MCGIVERN stars in “The Wonder Bread Years” at Potawatomi’s Northern Lights Theater on Tuesday, Feb. 4, at 8 p.m.

VMP is looking to build a big crowd for the show finale.  VMP is proud to support John, who has been advocating the VMP active seniors mantra for more than a year. Perhaps you’ve heard John’s ads on WTMJ Radio 620 during Milwaukee Brewers and Bucks games. 

Best seats in the house tickets are $35. For Tickets AND an invitation to an exclusive after show Cast Party with John McGivern we are asking for $75(Group rates for tickets and the Curtain Call Reception for 10 or more individuals are $65 each.)

All ticket packages include $10 in Rewards Play from Potawatomi. Proceeds benefit VMP Foundation to support active senior lifestyles. This is John’s second performance at the Northern Lights Theater.  It’s also the second go-around with the VMP crowd that believes You’re Never Too Old to Play.

We hope you can join us for some laughs and we hope there are more shows like The Wonder Bread Years in the future.

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